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Full-Day Preschool

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rockwood Full Day Preschool provides working families the convenience of a comprehensive preschool program where children are engaged in rich academic and social experiences in a warm welcoming environment along with childcare. This program’s hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of working families. Full Day Preschool features multi-age groupings for 2, 3 or 5 days per week. The program is open 12 months per year. (Children should be 3 by July 31st.)

We are now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year!​​

(Children should be 3 by July 31st.)​

What are the qualifications of the teachers?
All Rockwood Early Childhood teachers are certified with the State of Missouri in Early Childhood and/or Early Childhood Special Education. Many of our teachers have more advanced degrees including National Board Certification! Classrooms are staffed with at least one teacher and one assistant.

What will my child be learning while at school?
Rockwood has developed our own curriculum that is board approved and aligned to the Rockwood Kindergarten curriculum. Our curriculum includes:

  • Support for Social /Emotional development, self- regulation and problem solving skills
  • Language and literacy curriculum components emphasize the development of oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing for a purpose, phonemic awareness, concepts of print and pre-reading skills 
  • Discover science curriculum includes exploring, predicting and problem solving
  • Art, music, movement, dramatic and imaginative pretend play are an integral part of the program
  • Technology – We are preparing the learner of tomorrow through  the use of touch –screen computer screens and Smartboards in every classroom. 

    View a daily schedule.

How will you differentiate for my child in activities?
Young children learn and develop at different rates. Some children will need extra support to learn. Our highly trained teachers pay attention to all aspects of your child’s development.

The Early Childhood department also offers several support systems to meet your child’s individual needs:

  • Screening
  • Mentoring
  • Team meetings with families to address academic concerns
  • Team meetings with families to address behavioral concerns
  • Curricular assessments
  • Transitions for children going to kindergarten

Where are full day classrooms located?
Full day preschool is offered at the following locations:

  • Clarkson Valley Early Childhood Center 
  • Vandover Early Childhood Center 
  • Marquette High School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Eureka High School
  • Rockwood Summit High School

What is tuition?
Rockwood Early Childhood is a fee based program. It is our goal to provide high quality preschool education for all children at an affordable price.  View the application for complete pricing details. 

Is there a place where I can see the policies of the Rockwood Early Childhood program?
Rockwood Early Childhood has a complete handbook of policies for the program.
View a copy of the Family Handbook. ​